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Common core
Posted on October 25, 2013 by Rebecca Hagerman
Horace Mann's Pinterest page

Ghastly ghouls and jolted jack-o-lanterns!  Halloween is a great time to make creepy class treats and try gory science experiments.  Pinterest is a great place to look for ideas and inspiration.

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Computers
Posted on April 19, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Skype: A You-Are-There Teaching Tool
As a teacher, I’m always on the lookout for lesson ideas and fresh material to serve up to my class.  I’ve used Skype on many occasions and I feel it is a great free tool to use to bring education to life in real time.  My class has talked to many different individuals, like writers and artists.  We’ve also Skyped with other classrooms across the country.  The list I put together is a great place to start if you’re looking for new ways of teaching using Skype and a new perspective on some of your current lessons.

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Computers
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Student at a Computer
Over the years, I’ve found sites that provide teachers with free video resources to help reach children in a variety of subject areas. They also can help provide remediation and/or accelerated learning opportunities. A lot of internet sites offer such materials, but only a few are directed at K-12 educators without charge. This list contains the best sites I could find.

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Social studies
Posted on March 1, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Make the most of maps
I vividly remember looking through all the maps in my textbooks when I was in school and feeling curious yet disconnected from the reality of the places I saw.  Being a teacher now, my students and I can look at maps on the internet, and instantly it's an interactive journey that really brings geography to life.  Not to mention all the ways you can interweave other subjects into your geography lessons.   Click inside to see my site recommendations for students of all ages.

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Computers
Posted on March 9, 2011 by Alan Haskvitz
Free Apps for Teachers
Using Android or iPhone apps in the classroom is easy, but finding good ones is difficult and time consuming. Since new ones come out almost daily, my recommendation is to check through these large collections using your “find” feature to locate those that have the ingredients you need.  Most of the apps listed are free, but some carry a charge. I've compiled a list of apps I recommend...

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